Late equaliser all but ends Real Madrid's title hopes

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss Champions League final after hobbling off

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 May, 2014, 10:05am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 May, 2014, 10:05am

Real Madrid’s La Liga title hopes were all but ended as they conceded five minutes from time to draw 1-1 away to Valladolid on Wednesday.

Sergio Ramos’ free-kick had given Madrid the lead 10 minutes before half-time, but Humberto Osorio’s late header rounded off a horrible evening for the visitors as Cristiano Ronaldo also hobbled off with an injury in the first 10 minutes putting his participation in the Champions League final in doubt.

The draw leaves Real four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and a point adrift of Barcelona with two games to play.

Real will be mathematically out of the title race should Atletico win at home to Malaga on Sunday and Atletico could be crowned champions for the first time in 18 years should Barcelona also drop points away to Elche.

“It is a shame that with two games to go and all the effort we have put in that it is almost impossible to win the league,” Ramos said.

“We failed to kill the game off, but it wasn’t for the want of trying. The league is practically lost, but whilst mathematically it is still possible Real Madrid is obliged to fight.”